Thursday, February 10, 2011

Balle Balle with Ballet

BY SONAL BERIA

You wear them to college; you wear them to the movies. You wear these to a brunch and to your perfect first date. Ballet shoes are probably one of the most underrated shoes patterns but trust me, these are the most comfortable, stylish, classy and multipurpose shoes that every girl must have in her closet. Originally designed for the French ballet dancers, these shoes soon took over the world. The ballet dancers with their complex dance moves like the plie‘, soubresaut, Rond de jambe and pirouette needed shoes that fit their delicate feet like second skin and to help them maintain fine balance.

But who knew that centuries later, these delicate hand-crafted shoes will transform the way women walk to their offices and girls strut to the fancy clubs. Of course it’s no longer the simple plain shoe supported by a satin ribbon, ballet shoes have been adapted to a modern day avatar that fits the profile of its user. You have the sexy leather ballet flat shoes that are perfect for a high profile job. There are others with embellishments, over the top, loud ballerina shoes that are fit only for fun that begins after 10 PM. And then there are those which we at SEXYFORMYSHOES love- the everyday, multi-coloured, multifaceted, topped with pretty bows and studs- we call them “happy feet ballet shoes”. We call them so because you slide your feet into these when your mother asks you to run some errands for her in the neighbourhood. You quickly strap them on when your boyfriend is waiting outside your house to pick you up for a drive (you cannot look dressy in-case the mother gets suspicious and you cannot wear flip-flops since it’s the BOYFRIEND).

And to all those tom-boyish, stiletto hating, Converse wearing women out there who bash us women up on grounds of “fashion over comfort is shallow”- we get right-back-atcha ladies! Enter Ballet Flats; these master-pieces are oh-so-stylish and you have to wear them to believe how comfortable these babies are! And hey, guess what’s around the corner? It is Valentine’s Day and besides getting surprised by gifts (which we hope are nothing less than tissue covered, leather boxed Louis Vuitton leopard print peep-toes) you have got to look your best! So hop on into a blingy auto-rickshaw, cab, car or any other mode of transportation and get yourself a pedicure (we suggest a beautiful French pedicure from Juice) and slide your gorgeous feet into

·         Beige suede ballerina flats with a black bow, Forever New, INR 2200
·         Black lace and diamante ballet flats, Mango, INR 2700
·         Royal blue glossy leather ballerina flats, Aldo, INR 2500 (also available in Red, Green, Yellow, Black)
·         Gray, flannel print ballet flats, Belly Shoes, INR 600 (available in other colours and designs)
And after dancing away the special night at the hottest spots this year (Psst Tetsuma), you won’t have to beg your partner for a foot massage (you see these shoes are that comfortable!) and even if you still want one, your feet will not be swollen, red and bitten!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

SALE SALDI

BY SONAL BERIA


It’s that time of the year- the time when those coveted pairs of boots become a little more accessible than they were a month back, that time of the year when those 6 inch pencil heels are not just a dream anymore, when you don’t need to buy flip flops from road-side shops! It’s the SALE and at SexyForMyShoes, there is never a bigger event on our calendars than the end of season sale!


This year has seen a marked difference in the goodies available at shoe stores and the response that huge branded shoe stores have received in Mumbai and although this post might have come in a little late, there is never a bad time to go shoe shopping.


Let’s talk about Aldo, the shoes might be great but the same cannot be said for their sale. From INR 5400 to a discounted price of INR 5000 is not really a steal you know! Not much changed here from 2009 to 2010 but given the options till the last day of the sale, the buyer (with a huge wallet) was spoilt for choice.




Charles and Keith on the other hand at Atria, right next to its rival store Aldo takes the “sale” tag a tad bit too seriously. Prices reduced to almost half, variety of shoes and availability of shoe sizes (we empathise with people with larger and better foot sizes) has people drawn by herds to their store. Charles and Keith lands the number one spot on our where to shop for shoes during sale list.




And for those who expect Nine West on the list, this is going to be a huge disappointment- we won’t even mention the store, let alone talk about the shoes and their prices. Nine West has been scratched off our list since it has consistently failed to catch our eye with or without the sale.

More on the Sale 2011 in our next post. Stay tuned. We’ll make it worth it!